Capitol Hill


Welcome to Capitol Hill

Home to monuments and politicos
Filled with 19th-century row houses and a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, Capitol Hill is home to many politicos who value its historic surroundings.

The U.S. Capitol is the centerpiece of the town, but other monuments serve as local attractions too: The Italian-Renaissance style Library of Congress, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the U.S. Botanic Garden at the base of Capitol Hill offer plenty of recreation for residents on the weekends.

Featuring some of D.C.’s most historic properties and national parks, real estate here is varied. Many repurposed schools and commercial buildings now offer pricey loft properties, but renovated row houses—most priced at $1 million or more—currently dominate the market.

What to Love

  • Featuring some of D.C.’s most historic properties and national parks
  • Home to the Capitol building and many other monuments
  • Filled with 19th-century row houses and a vibrant dining scene

People & Lifestyle

Considered the largest and most prominent historic residential neighborhood in the District, Capitol Hill is home to as many as a thirds of all members of Congress. The lifestyle here is politically charged, with a variety of politicians dominating the population.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Dining options abound in Capitol Hill. Ambar Capitol Hill offers a small plates menu of traditional Balkan dishes, plus regional spirits in a rustic/chic setting, and Rose’s Luxury is an eclectic New American restaurant located in a cozy converted townhouse. For a taste of German cuisine, try Cafe Berlin, a German eatery with an elegant dining room on the ground floor of three adjoining townhouses. Mr. Henry’s is a gay-friendly corner pub that serves burgers and craft beers in a Victorian-style setting.

Things to Do

Lively and commercial, Pennsylvania avenue is home to many shops, restaurants, and bars. In need of a little retail therapy? Check out the Village Gallery and the Barracks Row Corridor along 8th Street or shop in the restored Union Station, which features dozens of stores and restaurants.

Located on 7th Street, the Eastern Market is full of vendors selling fresh meat and produce: Grocers gather here six days a week to proffer their goods. 

At Folger Shakespeare Library, there are regular theatrical productions and performances. 


Capitol Hill is home to many excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

  • Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, 9-12
  • School Within School, PK-5
  • The School Without Walls High School, 9-12

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Overview for Capitol Hill, DC

29,336 people live in Capitol Hill, where the median age is 34 and the average individual income is $86,615. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Capitol Hill, DC

Capitol Hill has 13,068 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Capitol Hill do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 29,336 people call Capitol Hill home. The population density is 25,784.798 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.23 / 50.77%

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Schools in Capitol Hill, DC

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The following schools are within or nearby Capitol Hill. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Digital Pioneers Academy PCS
6th - 8th
No rating available
9th - 12th
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Tyler Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Peabody Elementary School (Capitol Hill Cluster)
PreK - K
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Around Capitol Hill, DC

There's plenty to do around Capitol Hill, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Biker's Paradise
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Excellent Transit
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Hilana Falafel, Ching Ching Cha, and Sweet Bobbies Cake Creations.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 2 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.97 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.86 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.23 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.78 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.98 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

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